General Interest Programs

Browse through a large variety of fun classes designed for individuals interested in taking a course for personal enrichment!

Found the class you want to take? Great! Copy the class code in Maroon (ie: ELI*1001*600) , head on over to www.indianhills.edu/cewsregister and paste the class code in the "Search Here" field, and hit Submit.

(This method should only pull the class you want to take. Alternatively, you can also search for other classes, if you like.)

Next, check the box beside that class, and then click submit to register.

 

 

American Sign Language

Would you like to learn American Sign Language? Would you like to be totally immersed in Sign Language to learn this skill? Here is your opportunity! The instructor for this class, Elizabeth Surber, was born deaf and has communicated using American Sign Language her whole life! She will teach you how to fingerspell the alphabet and count and learn basic vocabulary. This ‘hands on’ class will include playing games to practice the skills you were taught. You will discuss deaf culture and create a ‘sign’ name for yourself. You won’t be using your voices during class to communicate so you will better understand her world! A voice interpreter will be available for the first class. Come join us! This is a prepay class.

ELI*1001*600
Sep 6 - Sep 27
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 06:30PM - 08:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 110

$100.00

Instructor: L. Surber

 

American Sign Language - Session 2

Are you ready to take your American Sign Language skills you learned in Session #1 even further? In this session, Elizabeth Surber will help you extend your signing skills and learn more about ASL. As noted in Session #1, Liz was born deaf and has communicated using ASL her entire life. No voices will be used in the classroom as this is a total immersion training. An interpreter will be provided on the first day of class. This is a prepay class.

ELI*1001*601
Oct 4 - Oct 25
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 06:30PM - 08:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 110

$100.00

Instructor: L. Surber

 

Country Line Dancing

This popular dance class is a great opportunity to learn modern Country Line Dances and also serves as an exercise class. The sessions start at the beginner level and progresses from there. No partner necessary. Get your friends together and come have some fun.

NON*1005*101
Dec 7 - Feb 22
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Hellyer Student Life Center
Rm: Dance

$50.00

Instructor: S. Headley

 

Essential Oils 101 - the Basics

Natural, organic oils have powerful properties to enhance one’s emotional and physical well-being.  We will cover the basics of essential, therapeutic oils including how to choose quality oil, how to use them safely, and which oils can be part of your daily routine to support general health, minor ailments, skin care, and cleaning. 

NON*1327*101
Sep 5 - Sep 5
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$20.00

Instructor: T. Reck

 

Ham Radio 101

Ham Radio 101 is just one of the many courses we are offering this fall that can introduce you to your new favorite hobby! For over 100 years "hams" have been using radio waves to communicate with other people from around the country and even around the world.

In Ham Radio 101, join instructor Joe Goudy and learn the basics of radio equipment and operations, as well as FCC regulations. After this course, participants will be prepared to take the federal exam that grants them a Technician License which is necessary to legally communicate via the readio. After earning this license, you are officially a "ham" and can join the community of operators in North America and have limited privileges on the radio bands used for international communications.

VOC*1374*101
Sep 20 - Oct 25
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center

$120.00

Instructor: Joe Goudy

 

Oils of the Bible

What the Bible says sets a biblical foundation for the use of modern day essential oils. We will explore the uses in the Old and New Testaments to uncover where the oils came from, how they were made and how they were used in biblical times. We will reveal the oils and spices most commonly mentioned in the Bible. Learn their origins, histories, significance and how they can be used today to help our bodies heal.

NON*1327*102
Dec 5 - Dec 5
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$20.00

Instructor: T. Reck

 

Photoshop Basics

This is a beginning level class and will introduce students to photo editing software and tools used to improve the photographs we take.  Learn how to get your photos out of the camera and on to your computer to crop, resize, and straighten images, remove red-eye, and adjust contrast and exposure so you are ready to get great-looking prints of your photos.  We will also be working on creating collages and other creative layouts.  Sign up today as space is limited! 

BUS*1439*101
Sep 18 - Sep 27
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 207

$80.00

Instructor: A. Goerdt

 

Self-Defense Techniques for Everyday People

Be prepared.  Both men and women need to know simple, personal protection techniques to protect themselves or loved ones.  Learn from a self-defense expert, essential, easy-to-use close quarter defensive techniques and strategies, which use your body and your surroundings to increase personal safety.  If you work late, park in dark parking lots or are out alone at night, this class will teach you defensive techniques. 

NON*1904*101
Sep 13 - Sep 20
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 111

$60.00

Instructor: D. Shaw


NON*1904*102
Nov 6 - Nov 13
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 111

$60.00

Instructor: D. Shaw

 

Smartphone for Dummies – Android

Do you have a new phone?  Would you like to use your smart phone to its full potential?  This class is for you!  Learn about the "apps" and everything "cool" about your new phone.

NON*1260*101
Aug 29 - Aug 29
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$29.00

Instructor: T. Reck

 

Social Media Basics

What is it? How do I get started? What do I do once I get started? How do I use it? Get the answers to these questions and others during this class.  Learn the benefits of the most recent social networking tools.  Topics covered will include Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. 

VOC*1071*511
Aug 2 - Aug 2
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 232

$29.00

Instructor: T. Reck

Crafts

 Creative Memories-Transfer Photo to Wood 

Learn how to transfer your favorite photos to wood and create beautiful art that would cost you hundreds to have made!  This is also a great gift idea for family and friends, it’s never too early to start planning for Christmas gifts.  Space is limited so get registered today.  You will need to email us the picture you plan on using at least one week prior to class.  An additional $20.00 fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class for materials and supplies. 

NON*1434*101
Aug 08 - Aug 15
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Ctr
Rm: 122

$40.00

Instructor: A. Winn

 

Holiday Tile Transfer

Learn a new craft and a gift giving idea!  You will chose what you want your transfer to say, (favorite holiday greeting, last name, picture etc.)  Then at class you will learn how to transfer and seal the tile with your design.  The hardest part will be trying to decide whether to keep it for yourself or give it as a gift!

NON*1831*101
Oct 6 - Oct 6
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Bennett Student Services Ctr
Rm: 100

$40.00

Instructor: A. Winn

 

Barn Quilt Painting

Barn quilts have become very popular in the U.S.  This symbol of American history can be displayed with pride whether you are a quilter or not.  The colors and geometry are striking and look beautiful on any building, garage, garden shed, barn or can also be displayed inside.  In this class you will be creating your very own 2’x2’ barn quilt in the pattern and colors of your choice.  The 2’x2’ board will be provided by the instructor and primed and ready for class.  Supplies you will need to bring to class:  3 colors of exterior latex paint (Instructor prefers satin finish), ruler or yard stick, pencil, 1 roll of painters tape (Instructor prefers Frog Tape),  3 - 1" or 2" foam brushes or small foam rollers, possible designs (Instructor will have some available).

NON*2062*101
Oct 11 - Oct 25
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$60.00

Instructor: S. Bassett

 

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose - Snowflake Pallet Project

Get your friends together and come make a winter decoration you will be proud to display year after year or give it as a gift!  This project will be made out of recycled pallets (provided at the class).  Register today as space is limited! 

NON*1111*101
Oct 28 - Oct 28
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$25.00

Instructor: D. Terrian

 

Chalkboard Chargers

Bring an old plate or tray and make it new again or find a new purchase and add to it.  This will be a nice accent for your table or wall and a great gift!  You may want to make one or two in class.  Supplies you will need to bring to class:  1 or 2 chargers or trays (if charger is not the color you wish, you may spray paint prior to class-clean well with alcohol prior to spraying with two coats of paint-let dry completely before second coat), chalkboard paint, painters tape, foam brush, plate stand for display, chalk, small seasonal embellishments or wire ribbon (optional), glue gun/glue sticks (if adding embellishment or ribbon), hair dryer (to speed up chalkboard paint drying).

NON*2090*101
Oct 30 - Oct 30
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$15.00

Instructor: S. Harter

 

Do You Want to Build a Snowman

Grab your friends and come build a snowman!  He is 3 feet tall with fuzzy yarn, a burlap scarf and a top hat!! This would make a great decoration for your front door or wall hanging.  Register today, space is limited. 

 

NON*1110*101
Nov 3 - Nov 3
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Bennett Student Services Ctr
Rm: 100

$40.00

Instructor: A. Winn

 

Santa & Mrs Claus Wine Glass Painting Class

Pour, Sip, Paint and Repeat!  Gather your friends and head out for a fun-filled night of art and wine.  Painting is not just for the canvas! Create your own custom wine glasses, hand-painted by YOU! We'll provide the glass, art supplies, snacks and wine to sip on while you work. You will leave with a Santa and Mrs. Claus painted glass.  Register today and let's add to your wine glass collection.

NON*1687*101
Dec 1 - Dec 1
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Bennett Student Services Ctr
Rm: 100

$40.00

Instructor: A. Winn

 

Sugar Eggs

Create panoramic and solid sugar eggs.  Students will purchase eggs in class to decorate, this fee will be due to the instructor on the night of class, as there is not enough time to have sugar eggs dry during class.  Bring any miniatures, small East picture, etc. for panoramic eggs.  Assemble and decorate using royal icing.  You will need back cake decorating kit, meringue powder, powdered sugar, kitchen towel and something to transport eggs home in. 

NON*1835*101
Nov 6 – Nov 6
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Culinary Lab

$20.00

Instructor: S. Harter

 

 

Dog Obedience

A calm, confident dog is created by an attentive, savvy owner. This course is designed to build a cooperative relationship between dogs and humans through leadership, fulfillment, and structure. Handlers will practice and proof six basic commands over the course of class: Sit, Down, Place, Leave It, Recall, and Heel. Marker words (Yes, No, Good) and release commands (Free, Break) will also be introduced, as well as how to motivate and reward your dog to reinforce desired behaviors and build engagement. In addition, the instructor will work with individual participants on any behavior problems they might be having, such as: reactivity, pulling, jumping, mouthing, or barking. Dogs should be at least 5 months of age to take the course. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Pit Bulls and Staff Terriers cannot be accepted in this class due to city ordinances. After participants have registered the instructor will contact them to set up a time to meet each dog/owner individually for approximately 20 minutes prior to the first class. 

NON*2100*101
Sep 12 - Oct 24
North Campus
Tues, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Rural Services Training Center
Rm: 10

$80.00

Instructor: W. Steingreaber

NON*2100*103
Sep 17 - Oct 29
North Campus
Sun, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Rural Services Training Center
Rm: 10

$80.00

Instructor: W. Steingreaber

NON*2100*104
Sep 17 - Oct 29
North Campus
Sun, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Rural Services Training Center
Rm: 10

$80.00

Instructor: W. Steingreaber

NON*2100*102
Nov 7 - Dec 19
North Campus
Tues, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Rural Services Training Center
Rm: 10

$80.00

Instructor: W. Steingreaber

 

Foods

Easy As Pie!

Learn the tricks to making your very own delicious apple pie with Chef Mark Fisher.  This class is a hands-on lesson in making classic buttery pie crust and everyone’s favorite apple pie.  We will cover the how-to's as well as what pitfalls to avoid and the tricks to making a flaky, perfect crust.  You will get to make your own dough, roll out your own crust, as well as apple pie filling.  In the end, you will have a delicious pie to take home and bake for your family and friends to show off your new pie making skills. This class is perfect for all skill levels!

NON*1135*101
Oct 7 - Oct 7
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: B80

$30.00

Instructor: M. Fisher

 

Cake Decorating with Russian Tips

Learn what intricate flowers you can create with each tip.  You will need to bring to class basic 7 Russian tip set, cake decorating essentials, parchment paper and extra powdered sugar. 

NON*1032*101
Oct 23 - Oct 23
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: B80

$20.00

Instructor: S. Harter

 

Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Make ahead freezer meals are great, you can spend a little time now to save a ton of time later. These meals can be frozen for up to 3 months and then either thrown in the oven or slower cooker for dinner.  You will have three delicious meals that you can heat up whenever you don’t have time to cook a home cooked meal from scratch and each meal feeds four! Supply fee to the instructor the night of class is $25 per person for food cost or double the supply fee and make six meals!

NON*1243*101
Nov 14 - Nov 14
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: B80

$20.00

Instructor: H. Larson

 

Holiday Cookie Creations

Don’t stress over your holiday baking, instead come spend a fun afternoon in the IHCC baking lab.   We will make, bake and decorate a variety of holiday cookies to take home and share with your family and friends.

NON*1136*101
Dec 9 - Dec 9
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: B80

$50.00

Instructor: M. Fisher

 

Homemade Baby - Make Your Own Baby Food

As a new parent, you only want the best for your little one, and that includes what he or she eats. Join Registered Dietitian and new mom Heather Larson as she demonstrates the ins and outs of making your own baby food, gives you samples, recipe book and ideas to take with you.  There is a $25 supply fee to the instructor at class and each participant will leave with a set of baby food containers and a freezer kit.

NON*1548*101
Dec 11 - Dec 11
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: B80

$20.00

Instructor: H. Larson

 

Fitness

 Brazilian Cross Training

Brazilian cross training is a great way to mix and match your workout routine by using different muscle groups you can reach a higher level of fitness. These workouts are short, intense and really help you burn more calories. Class is led by Gabby Zeller and all levels are welcome, she will keep things interesting and fun and also helps you stick with it.

NON*1825*101
Aug 28 - Dec 20
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Tom Arnold Net Center
Rm: Weight

$100.00

Instructor: G. Zeller

 

Cardio Power

This is a fun exercise class that incorporates kickboxing, different styles of dance, and yoga in a variety of workout routines, all set to trendy music. It is a great way to burn calories, tone muscle, and alleviate stress. This class is pre-pay only.

NON*1020*102
Sep 12 - Dec 19
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Hellyer Student Life Center
Rm: Dance

$42.00

Instructor: J. Hess

 

Insanity

Looking for INSANE results? INSANITY may be your answer. Jennifer Hess is certified in Shaun T’s INSANITY workout. Insanity entails max interval training which includes cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. The program involves long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest so you can burn calories and sculpt muscles. The course will begin with 30 minute sessions and build up to 50 minutes. This class will push your limits but modifications are adaptable to any fitness level. This class is pre-pay only.

NON*1020*101
Sep 11 - Dec 20
Ottumwa Campus
Mon & Wed, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Hellyer Student Life Center
Rm: Dance

$84.00

Instructor: J. Hess

 

Warrior Circuit Fitness for Seniors

This circuit class utilizes kettle bells, dumbbells, medicine balls, body weight calisthenics, and many other exercises to keep the workouts interesting and different. Each week we will vary the routine to keep your body guessing.  This program lasts 10 weeks so come challenge yourself.  Bring your towel and be ready to sweat in our timed intervals. All skill levels welcome!

NON*1485*101
Aug 29 - Dec 21
Ottumwa Campus
Tues & Thurs, 6:15AM - 7:15AM
Hellyer Student Life Center
Rm: Weight

$100.00

Instructor: G. Zeller

 

Woman Power! Weight Class

This class, developed for women, offers community, energy, and motivation to help deliver fitness results by developing strength and endurance in your major muscle groups.  We will be using high repetitions of light to moderate weight in this fun workout. This will be a 10 week program in a small group setting so sign up early as space is limited! 

NON*1725*101
Aug 29 - Dec 21
Ottumwa Campus
Tues & Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Tom Arnold Net Center
Rm: Weight

$100.00

Instructor: G. Zeller

 

Yoga for the Mind & Body

Create balance by developing both strength and flexibility through yoga. Relieve stress, find focus and achieve peace of mind, body and spirit. This class will focus on breathing techniques, stretching, toning, balance and relaxation. Although Yoga is for everyBODY and EVERYbody, many of the yoga positions include floor exercises. If you have physical limitations or questions, please contact us. You will need to bring a yoga mat to class--Yoga blocks are not required but recommended. Class size is limited, therefore, participants must register and pay prior to the session to hold their place in the class. Please no ‘walk-ins’. Namaste!

NON*1451*101
Aug 3 - Aug 31
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00

Instructor: K. Sisler

NON*1451*101
Sep 7 - Sep 28
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00

Instructor: K. Sisler

NON*1451*102
Oct 5 - Oct 26
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00

Instructor: K. Sisler

NON*1451*103
Nov 2 - Nov 30
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00

Instructor: K. Sisler

NON*1451*104
Dec 7 - Dec 21
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$30.00

Instructor: K. Sisler

 

Wines

Wines of South America, Spain & Portugal

Join host Derek Whittington as we bring part of South America to Iowa. This evening we will sample Latin wine and a few traditional foods. Malbec, Albariño, Cava, Tannat, just a few of the selections we will enjoy. There will be a $10 supply fee due to the instructor the night of class. 

NON*1031*101
Sep 11 - Sep 11
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: The Studio

$20.00

Instructor: D. Whittington

 

Pinot Passion

Tonight we will sample Pinot from all over the world. Not only limited to Pinot Noir, we will also sample Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris as well. There will be a $10 supply fee due to the instructor the night of class. 

NON*1031*102
Oct 16 - Oct 16
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: The Studio

$20.00

Instructor: D. Whittington

 

Wine for the Holidays

Join host Derek Whittington as we explore holiday wine pairings for your upcoming meals, parties, etc... We will sample some traditional holiday ideas as well as some new and exciting ideas. There will be a $10 supply fee due to the instructor the night of class.

NON*1031*103
Nov 20 - Nov 20
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex
Rm: The Studio

$20.00

Instructor: D. Whittington

 

Zentangle

The Zentangle method is simple to understand and easy to enjoy -- even if you are convinced you are not an artist.At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is... sort of like learning the secret behind a magic trick. Then, when you create a piece of Zentangle art, you realize how fun and in grossing the process itself is.

 

Intro to Zentangle

The introduction to the Zentangle method is a 3 hour class (all materials included) where we will talk about the history of the Zentangle, discuss the elements of a tile, play with tangles, shading and coloring them, which makes the patterns stand out.  Everyone will end up with a different piece of art based on their unique spin on the tangle patterns. We will display them in a mosaic format so we can appreciate them as a group.

NON*1001*101
Aug 3 - Aug 3
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$20.00

Instructor: C. Oldfield-White

NON*1001*101
Sep 7 - Sep 7
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$20.00

Instructor: C. Oldfield-White

NON*1001*102
Oct 5 - Oct 5
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$20.00

Instructor: C. Oldfield-White

NON*1001*103
Nov 2 - Nov 2
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$20.00

Instructor: C. Oldfield-White

 

Zentangle – Zendala

Forming a Zendala, needs no boundaries or set form.  Just drawing a string within the circle and filling each space with a pattern will produce something you can admire, making this a fun and easy way to create a Zendala. This class we will learn different ways to create Zendalas.

NON*1001*102
Aug 17 - Aug 17
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 121

$20.00

Instructor: C. Oldfield-White

 

Zentangle – Gems

This class students will learn how to make fun gems.

NON*1001*104
Sep 14 - Sep 14
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$20.00

Instructor: C. Oldfield-White

 

Zentangle – Frame

This class students will create a mat to be placed around a picture.

NON*1001*105
Oct 12 - Oct 12
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$20.00

Instructor: C. Oldfield-White

 

Zentangle – Angel Wreath

This class students will create an angel wreath learning new tangles. This is beautiful colored, making it wonderful gift for Christmas.

NON*1001*106
Nov 9 - Nov 9
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 112

$20.00

Instructor: C. Oldfield-White

 

Zentangle - Gems II

This class students will create drawings of semiprecious stones, such as turquoise, opal, and lapis.

NON*1001*107
Dec 7 - Dec 7
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B

$20.00

Instructor: C. Oldfield-White